Andrieux de Benson and Roumier François Bardou. Console table of Louis XV “Table des Chasses” made for les Cabinets du Roi, Château de Versailles. 1736. Marble, carved and gilt wood. Château de Versailles. Versailles, France.
Cabinet is an example of the high regard in which boulle marquetry cont'd to be held in France thoughout the 18th century. The technique, which involves cutting patterns in multiple layers of turtle shell, brass and other materials (here pewter and horn) got its name from Louis XIV’s cabinet maker, André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732). He was not the only, but the best-known practitioner of the technique. 1780-1790
A FRENCH NAPOLEON III ROSEWOOD JARDINIERE WITH PORCELAIN PLAQUE Mid-19th Century The jardiniere with saber legs and stabilizing shelf supporting shaped jardinière with cover, the lid surmounted by a large hand painted porcelain plaque with birds, berries and foliage in brilliant color, contained by ormolu bead surround, gilt bronze mounts in the form of winged griffins